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AMDphreak_
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Post Posted April 13th, 2018, 5:34 pm

MZ does not implement HTTPS. This community would benefit from having a more secure login experience. It is expected for any website that accepts credentials to require SSL encryption at this point.

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Post Posted April 13th, 2018, 11:38 pm

already solved, more or less, this question is not new
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3028083

Lurtz
 
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Post Posted April 14th, 2018, 4:29 am

It may not be new, but it is more pressing than ever. It is ironic that a site that handles Mozilla topics, one of the propagators of HTTPS, doesn't implement it.

The web is moving to full encryption. There's not excuse not to encrypt.

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Post Posted April 14th, 2018, 12:00 pm

These forums are maintained by an individual with limited funds and limited time. Just how much critical private information do you feel you have stored on these forums that would be at risk if someone sought to access it? While the web may be moving to full encryption, priority should be given to sites which store private, personal information, which is not really a valid description of the information you were asked for to register on the forums.

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Post Posted April 14th, 2018, 1:20 pm

I think we are past the priority stage, the trend to full encryption is almost finished, with over 70% of web traffic on Desktop already being encrypted. It's not even primarily about personal information anymore.

Let's Encrypt offers free certificates.

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Post Posted April 14th, 2018, 1:23 pm

I imagine kerz could make use of https://letsencrypt.org/ if he really wanted to however past attempts to use mods or do changes did not always go well.

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Post Posted April 17th, 2018, 8:00 am

Lurtz wrote:I think we are past the priority stage, the trend to full encryption is almost finished, with over 70% of web traffic on Desktop already being encrypted. It's not even primarily about personal information anymore.

Let's Encrypt offers free certificates.

+1
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